Use a growth product.

Many beauty products promise thicker, longer eyelashes.There are many over-the-counter and prescription products to choose from.To get the most out of these products and to ensure the health of your eyes and skin, it is important to correctly apply them.If you apply these products directly to your upper lashes, you should be able to see them easily.

Step 1: There are over-the-counter growth enhancers.

You can buy growth enhancers at your local pharmacy, beauty shop, or department store.The products advertised increase the thickness of your eyelashes.Natural peptides, vitamins, and oils are some of the ingredients.Ask a specialist at a beauty salon or cosmetic shop for recommendations if you want to review the label on each product.Prostaglandin analogs can be found in products that contain them.Many think these solutions may help with eyelash growth.Their safety and efficacy have not been proven.Hair growth and strength can be supported by products that contain keratin.Try eyelash serums that contain thisprotein.Extra oils and vitamins are included in some products that are sold as regular mascara.

Step 2: Ask your doctor about over-the-counter products.

You can buy eyelash growth products over-the-counter.Since these are considered cosmetics by the FDA, their success rate, safety, and efficacy have not been evaluated.If you use an over-the-counter product, talk to your doctor to make sure it's safe for you.

Step 3: You should consider what application tool would work best for you.

The over-the-counter mascaras are usually sold with a small brush.The small brush can be used to apply the product directly to the root of your upper lashes, but the wand mascara allows you to coat them from root to tip.It might be easier to use a mascara wand for on-the-go application.A small brush can be used to apply the product to the root.On a day-to-day basis, which applicator would be easier to use?

Step 4: Evaluate the price of eyelash growth products.

It can cost between $8 and $20 to buy over-the-counter growth enhancers.It can cost between $40 and $100 to buy a luxury brand at a salon, department store, or cosmetic shop.Over-the-counter products can be more expensive than prescription products.Most insurance companies do not cover the costs.

Step 5: Talk to your doctor about using a prescription.

Latisse is the only FDA-approved prescription eyelash growth solution in the U.S.It is applied using a sterile brush.Doctors and patients noticed that the solution promoted hair growth when it was used to treat eye disease.If using a prescription is appropriate for you, talk to your doctor.

Step 6: The product should be tested before you apply it.

It is important to make sure that you don't have an allergic reaction to the eyelash growth product you choose.If the product causes an allergic reaction, apply a small amount on your cheek, neck, or forearm.The area should be monitored for 24 hours.Do not use the product if you have an allergy.

Step 7: Before application, take out contact lens.

Before you apply any prescription or over-the-counter eye cream, be sure to remove and store your contact lens.15 minutes after applying the serum, you can re-insert your contact lens.

Step 8: Take care of your face.

Before applying any products to your lashes, wash your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser.Make sure your face and eyes are clean and free of make-up.A clean surface will allow the serum to adhere better.

Step 9: Apply a drop of the prescription solution.

If you are using a prescription eyelash product, your doctor will give you a container of solution and a set of disposable applicators.Every evening, the upper eyelash line should be applied with the sterile, one-time-use applicator.Remove the one-time use applicator, and add one drop of the solution to the brush.It won't cause harm to your eye since it's an ophthalmic solution.If the serum comes into contact with your eye, you don't need to rinse it.

Step 10: If you have a prescription, make sure to sweep it over your lashes.

Close your eye and apply a thin coating of the serum to the roots of your upper lashes.The medication should not be applied to the lower eyelid.As you blink, the medication will spread to your lower lashes.

Step 11: Use a mascara wand.

A wand mascara can be used to apply some over-the-counter products to your eyelashes.Work the product through your eyes.To coat each eyelash, begin at the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand in an upward motion.

Step 12: Use a tissue to remove excess serum.

Since hair growth is promoted by the serum, be careful not to apply it to other parts of your body.If you don't, you may experience hair growth elsewhere.Blot the corner of your eye with a tissue to stop excess serum from spreading.

Step 13: Clean over-the-counter applicators.

The over-the-counter products need to be cleaned with a gentle cleanser, soap, or dish detergent.Put them on a clean towel and wash them with soap of your choice.The brushes need to be dry in 6 to 8 hours.Avoid eye and skin irritations and allergic reactions if you use a prescription serum.

Step 14: Take the time to document your weekly progress.

Close your eyes and take a photo of your eyelashes to document how long and full they were prior to using the product.To see if the product is working for you, take a photo each week to track your progress.Most eyelash growth products start working in a few weeks.A product that works for someone else may not work for you.The person's body will react in different ways.You can either see little to no change over a few months or you can see rapid growth.

Step 15: Look for signs of illness.

Using eye cosmetics such as mascara, eyeliner, and over-the-counter serums can cause infections, including pink eye.You should be aware of any changes to your eye as you use the product.If you experience red, itchy, or burning eyes, stop using the product and talk to your doctor.

Step 16: Be aware of the side effects.

Some patients have reported that their irises have been altered by prescription drugs.Some people have reported that their eyes have darkened when they apply the product.If you notice any side effects, talk to your doctor to see if you should stop using this product.The symptoms are usually resolved when you stop using the product.